Nintendo's amiibo are collectible figurines of all your favorite video game characters from Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. Ever the king of scarcity, Nintendo experienced supply issues, which lead to rushes and shortages of certain figures. Some will set you back a pretty penny if you want to add them to your collection. Here are a few of the most scarce amiibo statues out there.
Mega Yarn Yoshi
This large plush amiibo was a Toys R Us exclusive. It was hard enough to find when it came out, but now that the toy company has gone under, it's even harder to obtain. Fortunately, there are some available on Amazon if you're willing to pay the right price.
The knit puppy
For my money, some of the coolest amiibo figures come from the Yoshi's Wooly World series. With figures made from real yarn, they stand out from all the other amiibo series. The priciest figure from that release is Yoshi's puppy Poochy.
This simple little amiibo from BoxBoy! is one of the rarest and most valuable figures. You'll have to pay in the triple digits if you want to add him to your collection. This is a must-have figure for die-hard amiibo fans and is really hard to find.
Callie and Marie 2-pack
If you missed your chance at picking up this Squid Sisters two-pack, then you are most likely going to be paying a premium to get your hands on them now. Callie and Marie are demanding pretty high prices these days, and if absolutely have to have them, you'll have to dig into your wallet to get them.
Off the Hook
Pearl and Marina - Splatoon
This special pop idol-duo from Splatoon packs tons of character into one package. You can use these amiibo in Splatoon 2 to unlock each character's gear and even get photos with these musicians during Splatfest events.
Inkling Squid (Orange) - Splatoon
There are several valuable Splatoon figures out there, but only one of them is a squid. This orange figure looks great on your shelf next to your other Splatoon figures. But, if you don't have any others, his bright coloring makes him pop in any room.
It isn't easy being green
Inkling Girl (Green)
There are several different inkling girl variants, but this green figure holds the most worth. Maybe that's because she's the color of money. At any rate, no amiibo collection is complete without her.
Octoling Boy, Octopus, and Girl (3-Pack)
This sweet three-pack gives you two octoling figures and one octopus to help you show off your love for the Splatoon games. These amiibo have serious attitude and will look good in anyone's collection.
Link - Majora's Mask
Of the Legend of Zelda figures, child Link from Majora's Mask is undoubtedly the hardest one to find. This, of course, also makes it the costliest independent non-monster figure from the Zelda series.
Reach for the Sky!
Link - Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda figures prove to be some of the most in-demand amiibo as this Skyward Sword Link demonstrates. Add this iconic figure to your collection.
Link - Twilight Princess
Link Link Link. Yes, once again, we have another Link amiibo from The Legend of Zelda series. What can we say? Nintendo fans love Link, and they can't get enough of him. You'll need this amiibo if you want to ride Epona in Breath of the Wild.
The ocarina king
Link - Ocarina of Time
With so many different Zelda related amiibo on the market, there are bound to be a few that fetch some pretty steep prices. One such figure is the Ocarina of Time Link.
Link (Archer) - Breath of the Wild
This amiibo captures Link in an awesome action pose as he aims his Ancient Arrows, presumably at an approaching Guardian. There are several high-value amiibo from the Breath of the Wild Zelda game. You'll have to dip into your wallet to collect them all.
Link (Rider) - Breath of the Wild
Link shows off his sick horse riding skills with this Breath of the Wild figure. Use it in-game for the chance to unlock some rare items, including Traveler's Bridle and Traveler's Saddle. These items are exclusive to this amiibo.
Zelda - Breath of the Wild
With the success of the Nintendo Switch and the major success of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it's not surprising that figures from the game would become some of the rarest and most expensive collectibles. Add this princess Zelda figure to your collection.
Que terror music
Guardian - Breath of the Wild
You can't look at this figure without hearing the accompanying chase music. This unique figure is larger than most and holds the highest price of any of the Breath of the Wild amiibo.
The toonie heroes
Toon Link / Zelda The Wind Waker
In December of 2016, Nintendo released the 30th Anniversary Legend of Zelda series. There were various Link and Link-related figures that were a part of the release. Today, the most expensive out there is the Toon Link and Zelda 2-pack.
Alm & Celica - Fire Emblem
These childhood friends are both from Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia. Together these two fight in the resistance against the invading Rigelian Empire. Now see if you can fight the resistance to pull out your wallet and add them to your collection.
Ike is a powerful warrior from the Fire Emblem series who fought in the Mad King's War. While he might not be the best-known character from FE, he's definitely one of the most expensive amiibo.
Pick of the bunch
Not only is this Pikmin amiibo valuable, but it's one of the hardest ones to find. If you're serious about completing your amiibo collection or you're a hard-core Pikmin fan, this figure is a must-have.
Praise the sun!
Solaire of Astora - Dark Souls
Dark Souls fans will be able to unlock the praise the sun gesture faster if they have this amiibo. Aside from that, it's one of the most detailed of all of Nintendo's figures.
Mii 3-pack Brawler, Gunner, & Swordfighter
Oddly enough, these generic figures have become some of the rarest and most valuable figures in the series. You can purchase them individually, but it will still be an expensive venture.
Wanna fight? Fight me!
Of all of the mii amiibo the Brawler is by far the most valuable. This particular amiibo is great for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and has a generic Mii face.
This ain't Ash's Pikachu. This fast-talking, sassy Pokémon packs a lot of character. With Ryan Reynolds voicing the part in the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, it wouldn't be surprising if this amiibo gets even harder to find.
Lucario has been one of the most popular Pokemon ever since he first appeared in the series. While he isn't the most expensive amiibo out there, he does cost a pretty penny.
Gold Mega Man
This has become one of the rarest amiibo on the market because it can only be purchased in a special bundle for the Mega Man Legacy Collection game on 3DS.
Samus (two gun defect)
Any amiibo with missing parts or additional pieces are high on collectors' lists. A few years back, a Samus figure wielding two guns instead of one sold on eBay for $2,500. Not a bad return on investment. Here's a link to a regular Samus amiibo.
Samus Aran & Metroid (2-Pack)
These awesome figures are must-haves for Metroid fans. It's taken long enough for Nintendo to release the next Metroid Prime game, at least they've given us Metroid amiibo in the meantime.
If you simply want the Metroid figure on its own, it will still cost you a decent amount of money. This figure looks freaking awesome like it's just broken out of confinement. It'll pair beautifully with any of the other Samus amiibo.
Peach (legless defect)
For many amiibo collectors, this defective Princess Peach figure is the holy grail. One sold for $25,000 on eBay a few years back. It won't cost you an arm, but maybe a leg. For a regular Peach amiibo, check out the following link.
Surprisingly, the most valuable of the initially released Mushroom Kingdom residents is Mario's younger-yet-taller brother, Luigi. He's not standing in his brother's shadow when it comes to this price.
Mario/Peach/Bowser Wedding 3-pack
To celebrate Super Mario Odyssey, there were a few figures that could be found dressed in their best white wedding attire. You could buy Mario, Peach, and Bowser individually, but if you want to get them in the three-pack, you'll have to pay a decent amount.
The Fire Emblem princess
Corrin (Player 2)
One of the cool things about the Super Smash Bros. series of figures was the variety of characters on offer for the amiibo-verse. With that many characters, there was bound to be a few that ended up on the pricey side of the fence. The Corrin Player 2 figure from the Fire Emblem franchise was once one of the hardest figures to find. However, Nintendo has since made it a little easier to come by.
Bayonetta (Player 2)
Another figure from the Smash Bros series is everyone's favorite leather-clad bullet artist. The Bayonetta Player 2 amiibo came out in mid-2017 and was a hard figure to find. She has since saturated the market so you can pick her up a little more easily.
Wii Fit Trainer
This one might come as a bit of a shock. When it released, so many people were eagerly snatching up popular characters that this amiibo quietly became a difficult figure to find. Admittedly, it isn't worth as much as other rare amiibo, but you'll have a hard time finding one in person.
There are two versions of Rosalina; this one is the far more valuable one. She's a gentle soul who first appeared in Super Mario Galaxy and has been featured in Mario multiplayer ever since.
Little plant of horrors
This iconic plumber's enemy is a fighter in the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch game. A limited number of these amiibo have been released, making it harder to find and costlier than average.
Doo doo doo doo doo doo
These simple Goomba amiibo are some of the hardest to get your hands on, and the price reflects that fact. Get a grumpy brown mushroom man of your own and add him to the rest of your figures from the Mushroom Kingdom.
These cute little Koopa Troopas are a must-have if you're collecting figures from the Mario games. It's a little pricey but look at that happy face. You know he'll fit in with the rest of your collection.
This fun little ghost from the Mario games is a fun figure to add to your amiibo collection. Even used, the price for the Boo amiibo starts at $42. You'll need to make peace with your wallet if you want to collect all of the rare figures from the Mushroom Kingdom.
Second place plumber
Mario has been the captain of Nintendo's ship for some time. The Super Mario amiibo series went some way toward honoring the plumber in red. The silver color version of this Mario sculpt was only available at Walmart and has gone up a bit in price since its release.
First place plumber
When you start with color variants, it can be hard to stop. If you're going to be getting the silver Mario, then odds are that you are probably going to want the gold version as well.
When amiibo were initially released in 2014, the Nintendo fandom reached for their wallets and queued up to purchase their favorite figures only to discover that there were a limited number of the figures out there. This led fans into a craze as they frantically collected popular characters and propelled the prices of these simple figures skyward. Whether releasing a limited number of amiibo was a calculated move on Nintendo's part to increase collector value or an unexpected incident we might never know.
Either way, pop culture prospecting can be fun, exciting, and challenging all at once. Deciding which figure is most valuable is entirely up to your taste and preference. Still, we sure do dig that Mega Yarn Yoshi. It's basically a teddy bear with NFC abilities in its foot. If you're looking to try and make an investment, consider purchasing an amiibo and leaving it in the package. We specifically recommend the Guardian since it is unique and comes from one of the most successful and iconic Zelda games released thus far.
In addition to being cool-looking figures, amiibo all sport an NFC chip in their base. This chip allows you to scan your figures with your Switch, 3DS, or your Wii U. If your figure is compatible with your game, it can give you certain in-game bonus content or save data. There are currently over 176 amiibo with more on the way. We'll be sure to update this list as more Nintendo figures are released.